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2025 Scholar Application

Applications for the 2025 class of SOFtoSOM Scholars open in May of 2024. To stay current on information regarding our application, please join our mailing list below. Prepare to put your best application forward.

SOFtoSOM Scholars

At SOFtoSOM, we believe your journey into medicine is another way to continue your service to our community. Our program not only equips you with the tools to become a future physician but also instills a sense of leadership in the medical field. We're dedicated to helping you serve others, driving meaningful change, and becoming a stakeholder in global healthcare.

Eligibility Requirements:

-- 2 years of service within SOF 
-- Active Duty / Veterans 
-- Be within 2 years of applying to medical school

Time Line & Pre-Reqs

Step 1:

Application Window Opens

We have a rough timeline to open our application window the week of 1 November 2023. However, it is important to note that this opening date can shift by a week or two. This is because this is a debut to allowing public applications into our organization. So, we want to ensure we have effective and efficient systems in place to select the 'right' cohort for 2024. 

Step 2:

Ensure Prerequisites are READY

Here is an outline of the necessary requirements for being a competitive applicant for the 2024 Scholars: 

  • Active / Veteran of US SOF for 2 years (Full 24 Months on ERB) 

  • Proof Of Service 

    • ERB/ORB or DD-214 ​

    • Last 2 x NCOER/OER (Redacted If needed to be UNCLASSIFIED)

    • Contact Information of last 1st Line Supervisor in SOF

  • Be within 2 years of applying to medical school 

  • Sign SOFtoSOM contract 

Step 3:

Application Review 

Our application cycle looks to include various committee and subcommittee reviewers of applications. In general, this is how the flow of your application month will flow: 

  • Preliminary review of application (Do you have the prerequisites?) 

  • References contacted 

  • Further review by the application committee and potential interview invitation (This section of the review process is not disclosed to maintain the integrity of the process)

Would you like to join our team?

We're excited to welcome you to the SOFtoSOM community. If you're an aspiring medical student interested in joining the 2024 Cohort, please review the above-step process and click the application link after reviewing all requirements.

Stay tuned for updates, and in the meantime, feel free to explore our website to learn more about our mission, values, and the incredible work our scholars and mentors are doing. We can't wait to have you as part of our team, working together to transform the lives of Special Operations veterans pursuing careers in medicine.



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